Fort marks Oktoberfest with fun, food
Fred and Ruth Seabrook are regulars.

Physics students build launchers for competition
The first tomato shot out of Overkill missed its target by a few yards - assuming it ever landed after flying over the pine trees behind North Augusta High School.

Around the block
An opening ceremony for the new Clear Channel House Family Y, 1147 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Call 279-2323.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Milestones
Haley Mottel, a 2005 graduate of North Augusta High School and daughter of Phillip and Kim Mottel, of North Augusta, has received a $1,000 grant from The Comcast Foundation.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Navy vet tells story of Tuskegee Airmen for freedom series
Al Jackson owes a lot to the men who served before him.

School lunch menu
Aiken County school lunch menu for the week./P>

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Reunions
Silver Bluff High School 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Physics students build launchers for competition
The first tomato shot out of Overkill missed its target by a few yards - assuming it ever landed after flying over the pine trees behind North Augusta High School.

Around the block
An opening ceremony for the new Clear Channel House Family Y, 1147 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Call 279-2323.

Veterans ring in fall with festival
The second floor of the uptown Department of Veterans Affairs Center was bursting with activity Thursday with about 300 patients participating in the 36th annual Fall Festival.

This week
Minority business conference: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; municipal building, 214 Park Ave. S.W.; Aiken Chamber of Commerce; reservations required; free; 641-1111

Winter Colony home becomes private club
Fifty years ago, a venerable old Aiken home took on a new identity when the Green Boundary Club was founded on Whiskey Road.

Milestones
Haley Mottel, a 2005 graduate of North Augusta High School and daughter of Phillip and Kim Mottel, of North Augusta, has received a $1,000 grant from The Comcast Foundation.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Veterans ring in fall with festival
The second floor of the uptown Department of Veterans Affairs Center was bursting with activity Thursday with about 300 patients participating in the 36th annual Fall Festival.

This week
Minority business conference: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; municipal building, 214 Park Ave. S.W.; Aiken Chamber of Commerce; reservations required; free; 641-1111

Fort marks Oktoberfest with fun, food
Fred and Ruth Seabrook are regulars.

Group is putting children in motion
Retired Marine Cpl. Lane Parker never thought he would see a room full of "combat-hardened veterans" cry.

Navy vet tells story of Tuskegee Airmen for freedom series
Al Jackson owes a lot to the men who served before him.

School lunch menu
Aiken County school lunch menu for the week./P>

Winter Colony home becomes private club
Fifty years ago, a venerable old Aiken home took on a new identity when the Green Boundary Club was founded on Whiskey Road.

Group is putting children in motion
Retired Marine Cpl. Lane Parker never thought he would see a room full of "combat-hardened veterans" cry.

Reunions
Silver Bluff High School 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Book awards draw little public attention

Book awards draw little public attention
NEW YORK - What if a people's choice award was held and the people didn't choose?

Museum opens display on man and animals

Museum opens display on man and animals
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The Van Gogh Museum has opened a new exhibition that explores people's changing view of animals during the period when Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution.

Book awards draw little public attention
NEW YORK - What if a people's choice award was held and the people didn't choose?

Museum opens display on man and animals
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The Van Gogh Museum has opened a new exhibition that explores people's changing view of animals during the period when Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution.

No quit among Astros

Peavy struggles in first postseason game
ST. LOUIS - Jake Peavy picked a bad time for his worst start of the season, and an even worse time to get hurt.

No quit among Astros
ATLANTA - They were dead. Buried. And somewhat literally.

Yankees like their chances on the road

Cards slam Padres, 8-5

Can Red Sox rekindle magic?

Playoff capsules

Yankees like their chances on the road
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The last time the New York Yankees traveled to Anaheim in the playoffs, their pitchers got pounded and they headed home for the winter frustrated after a first-round exit.

No quit among Astros
ATLANTA - They were dead. Buried. And somewhat literally.

Playoff capsules
ASTROS VS. BRAVES

Peavy struggles in first postseason game

Peavy struggles in first postseason game
ST. LOUIS - Jake Peavy picked a bad time for his worst start of the season, and an even worse time to get hurt.

Cards slam Padres, 8-5
ST. LOUIS - Reggie Sanders, Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals looked every bit like the best team in baseball - even with a shaky ending.

White Sox halt champ's streak
CHICAGO - The winning socks came from the White Sox. Now, maybe it's their turn to end a long championship drought.

Cards slam Padres, 8-5
ST. LOUIS - Reggie Sanders, Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals looked every bit like the best team in baseball - even with a shaky ending.

Can Red Sox rekindle magic?
Trying to end an 88-year championship drought, the White Sox need only look across the field to find hope.

Yankees like their chances on the road
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The last time the New York Yankees traveled to Anaheim in the playoffs, their pitchers got pounded and they headed home for the winter frustrated after a first-round exit.

Can Red Sox rekindle magic?
Trying to end an 88-year championship drought, the White Sox need only look across the field to find hope.

White Sox halt champ's streak
CHICAGO - The winning socks came from the White Sox. Now, maybe it's their turn to end a long championship drought.

Playoff capsules
ASTROS VS. BRAVES

White Sox halt champ's streak

It's about time we praise lazy people's contributions

Smoltz tired of talking about his shoulder

Braves look for spark from rookies in playoffs
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones said the Braves' 90-win season that continued the franchise's run of 14 consecutive postseason appearances was best characterized by Andruw Jones' major league-leading 51 home runs.

Ailing Braves try to avoid first-round exit
ATLANTA - Eager to avoid another first-round exit, the Atlanta Braves come into the playoffs with all sorts of worries.

Smoltz tired of talking about his shoulder
ATLANTA - John Smoltz slipped out of the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse through a side door, hoping to avoid reporters camped out by his locker.

Braves look for spark from rookies in playoffs

Same time this year
This was supposed to be the end. But the Atlanta Braves are right where they've been each October for the past 13 seasons - in the playoffs. The division series with the Houston Astros starts today.

Braves' 'Big 3' ready for test

Braves' 'Big 3' ready for test
ATLANTA - Seemingly all the chatter about pitching the past couple of days around here has centered on Houston's big three of Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens and Roy Oswalt.

Braves look for spark from rookies in playoffs
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones said the Braves' 90-win season that continued the franchise's run of 14 consecutive postseason appearances was best characterized by Andruw Jones' major league-leading 51 home runs.

Braves' 'Big 3' ready for test
ATLANTA - Seemingly all the chatter about pitching the past couple of days around here has centered on Houston's big three of Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens and Roy Oswalt.

Ailing Braves try to avoid first-round exit

Ailing Braves try to avoid first-round exit
ATLANTA - Eager to avoid another first-round exit, the Atlanta Braves come into the playoffs with all sorts of worries.

Same time this year
This was supposed to be the end. But the Atlanta Braves are right where they've been each October for the past 13 seasons - in the playoffs. The division series with the Houston Astros starts today.

Smoltz tired of talking about his shoulder
ATLANTA - John Smoltz slipped out of the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse through a side door, hoping to avoid reporters camped out by his locker.

Same time this year

Group adds to lodging market
They call it Holiday Inn Drive, but it's not limited to Holiday Inns. A Fairfield Inn is planned for a 2006 opening in front of the Holiday Inn on Gordon Highway.

Month weak in SUV sales

Flight numbers shrink to save fuel
ATLANTA- Delta Air Lines Inc., buffeted by high fuel costs in the wake of Katrina and Rita, said it is reducing its domestic flight schedule.

Inflation worries, dire reports lower stocks

Group adds to lodging market
They call it Holiday Inn Drive, but it's not limited to Holiday Inns. A Fairfield Inn is planned for a 2006 opening in front of the Holiday Inn on Gordon Highway.

Minority-owned businesses get fewer contracts

Minority-owned businesses get fewer contracts
WASHINGTON - Minority-owned businesses say they're paying the price for the decision by Congress and the Bush administration to waive certain rules for Hurricane Katrina recovery contracts.

Sales tax taken off efficient products

Group adds to lodging market

Paper maker idling 1,100

Economy gets mixed report
NEW YORK - The nation's manufacturing sector shook off the impact of Hurricane Katrina and expanded robustly during September, but prices for raw materials surged, raising the specter of higher inflation and interest rates.

Speakers urge businesses to build wide relationships

Report triggers worry; stocks end day mixed
NEW YORK - Stocks turned in a mixed performance Monday after a report showed that the nation's manufacturing sector is expanding but facing even higher costs, triggering worries about inflation and rising interest rates.

Flight numbers shrink to save fuel

Crude oil prices decrease
Crude oil prices slid more than $1 a barrel Tuesday in a sign that market jitters have eased with the summer driving season over and the winter heating season yet to begin, analysts said.

Inflation worries, dire reports lower stocks
NEW YORK - Stocks fell Tuesday as a number of companies warned of profit shortfalls and higher costs, some of which could be passed along to consumers.

Speakers urge businesses to build wide relationships
Networking extended from Augusta to Boston and all the way to Africa on Tuesday at the Third Annual Regional Minority Enterprise Conference & Expo.

Crude oil prices decrease
Crude oil prices slid more than $1 a barrel Tuesday in a sign that market jitters have eased with the summer driving season over and the winter heating season yet to begin, analysts said.

Sales tax taken off efficient products
ATLANTA - When Bobby Strozier was shopping for a new washing machine three years ago, he relied on word-of-mouth advice to pick a model.

Minority-owned businesses get fewer contracts
WASHINGTON - Minority-owned businesses say they're paying the price for the decision by Congress and the Bush administration to waive certain rules for Hurricane Katrina recovery contracts.

Report triggers worry; stocks end day mixed

Paper maker idling 1,100
ATLANTA - Georgia-Pacific Corp., maker of Brawny paper towels and a variety of other paper and lumber products, said Tuesday it is cutting more than 1,000 jobs in a broad restructuring that aims to save $100 million a year.

Economy gets mixed report

Flight numbers shrink to save fuel
ATLANTA- Delta Air Lines Inc., buffeted by high fuel costs in the wake of Katrina and Rita, said it is reducing its domestic flight schedule.

Report triggers worry; stocks end day mixed
NEW YORK - Stocks turned in a mixed performance Monday after a report showed that the nation's manufacturing sector is expanding but facing even higher costs, triggering worries about inflation and rising interest rates.

Sales tax taken off efficient products
ATLANTA - When Bobby Strozier was shopping for a new washing machine three years ago, he relied on word-of-mouth advice to pick a model.

Month weak in SUV sales
DETROIT - Sales of sport utility vehicles took a dive in September, dragging down U.S. automakers that were already expecting payback after a summer of employee-pricing discounts.

Speakers urge businesses to build wide relationships
Networking extended from Augusta to Boston and all the way to Africa on Tuesday at the Third Annual Regional Minority Enterprise Conference & Expo.

Month weak in SUV sales
DETROIT - Sales of sport utility vehicles took a dive in September, dragging down U.S. automakers that were already expecting payback after a summer of employee-pricing discounts.

Paper maker idling 1,100
ATLANTA - Georgia-Pacific Corp., maker of Brawny paper towels and a variety of other paper and lumber products, said Tuesday it is cutting more than 1,000 jobs in a broad restructuring that aims to save $100 million a year.

Economy gets mixed report
NEW YORK - The nation's manufacturing sector shook off the impact of Hurricane Katrina and expanded robustly during September, but prices for raw materials surged, raising the specter of higher inflation and interest rates.

Inflation worries, dire reports lower stocks
NEW YORK - Stocks fell Tuesday as a number of companies warned of profit shortfalls and higher costs, some of which could be passed along to consumers.

Crude oil prices decrease

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 5, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 5, 2005.

Crimson Tide's victory didn't come without a price
Reviewing and previewing college football

Tennessee looking for more big plays
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive lineman Arron Sears is all for gaining big chunks of yards that lead quickly to the end zone.

Tennessee looking for more big plays

Crimson Tide's victory didn't come without a price

Tennessee looking for more big plays
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive lineman Arron Sears is all for gaining big chunks of yards that lead quickly to the end zone.

Crimson Tide's victory didn't come without a price
Reviewing and previewing college football

Now an ace can lead to bright future

No safe sanctuaries
Maybe it's time for Syrian strongman Bashar Assad to worry about whether it's a good idea to continue letting al-Qaida terrorists and Sunni-led insurgents have safe sanctuary in his country.

Backing away from a fight?
What's more important? Getting a conservative on the U.S. Supreme Court who will leave us alone? Or finding a nominee who can fly under the radar and not attract much Democratic flak?

A shocking loss
The Augusta community especially, but also the state of Georgia, was shocked to learn of the sudden heart-attack death Sunday night of state Rep. Henry Howard, D-Augusta.

A mixed blessing
Ronald Burke didn't break into Bernard Dunstan III's home. But the two-bit burglar ended up taking everything Dunstan had.

Nobel's right choice

Vital principle at stake
Could New York Times reporter Judith Miller have gotten out of jail a lot earlier than three months if she'd only tried harder?

Vital principle at stake
Could New York Times reporter Judith Miller have gotten out of jail a lot earlier than three months if she'd only tried harder?

A shocking loss
The Augusta community especially, but also the state of Georgia, was shocked to learn of the sudden heart-attack death Sunday night of state Rep. Henry Howard, D-Augusta.

Backing away from a fight?
What's more important? Getting a conservative on the U.S. Supreme Court who will leave us alone? Or finding a nominee who can fly under the radar and not attract much Democratic flak?

Nobel's right choice
Drs. Barry Marshall and Robin Warren this week won the Nobel Prize in medicine, which they certainly earned - the hard way.

No safe sanctuaries

No safe sanctuaries
Maybe it's time for Syrian strongman Bashar Assad to worry about whether it's a good idea to continue letting al-Qaida terrorists and Sunni-led insurgents have safe sanctuary in his country.

A mixed blessing

A shocking loss

Backing away from a fight?

Nobel's right choice
Drs. Barry Marshall and Robin Warren this week won the Nobel Prize in medicine, which they certainly earned - the hard way.

A mixed blessing
Ronald Burke didn't break into Bernard Dunstan III's home. But the two-bit burglar ended up taking everything Dunstan had.

Vital principle at stake

People in the News
PARIS - Jane Fonda canceled plans to attend a premiere of a documentary about her former husband Roger Vadim in southern France because of hip and back problems.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - The engagement has been called off, but Paris Latsis has only kind words for his ex-fiancee, Paris Hilton.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - The engagement has been called off, but Paris Latsis has only kind words for his ex-fiancee, Paris Hilton.

Jagger denies reports of Stones rift over his girlfriend
LONDON - Mick Jagger says his girlfriend, stylist L'Wren Scott, isn't trying to rehab the Rolling Stones' choice of clothing and smoking habits.

People in the News
PARIS - Jane Fonda canceled plans to attend a premiere of a documentary about her former husband Roger Vadim in southern France because of hip and back problems.

Benigni's new film focuses on war in Iraq
ROME - Like the Oscar-winning "Life Is Beautiful," which tackled the Holocaust, Roberto Benigni's new film, "La Tigre e la Neve (The Tiger and the Snow)," is a comedy set against a tragic backdrop - the war in Iraq.

Study: Films ignore negative consequences
LONDON - Hollywood might be bad for your health, according to a new study, which concludes that blockbuster movies paint a consequence-free view of sex and drugs.

Jagger denies reports of Stones rift over his girlfriend
LONDON - Mick Jagger says his girlfriend, stylist L'Wren Scott, isn't trying to rehab the Rolling Stones' choice of clothing and smoking habits.

Benigni's new film focuses on war in Iraq
ROME - Like the Oscar-winning "Life Is Beautiful," which tackled the Holocaust, Roberto Benigni's new film, "La Tigre e la Neve (The Tiger and the Snow)," is a comedy set against a tragic backdrop - the war in Iraq.

Study: Films ignore negative consequences
LONDON - Hollywood might be bad for your health, according to a new study, which concludes that blockbuster movies paint a consequence-free view of sex and drugs.

Change a light bulb, save a few bucks

Change a light bulb, save a few bucks
Saving money is as easy as changing a light bulb.

Georgians get tax break on energy-efficient items

Georgians get tax break on energy-efficient items
ATLANTA - Beginning Thursday, Georgians will get a tax break on energy-efficient items for their homes.

Change a light bulb, save a few bucks
Saving money is as easy as changing a light bulb.

Georgians get tax break on energy-efficient items
ATLANTA - Beginning Thursday, Georgians will get a tax break on energy-efficient items for their homes.

Cod, a feast for fall
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - A favorite of the New England Atlantic coast, cod is lean, flaky, and delicate. Seafood lovers and fish novices alike enjoy its mild flavor and tender bite.

Pumpkin-cider stew returns gourd to table
Because we're moving into a pumpkin time of year, here's a recipe for a savory pumpkin-cider stew in which edible pumpkins replace the traditional potatoes. Yet, for all its substance and flavor, a serving of this hearty dish has only about 8 grams of fat.

Calendar offers selection of firefighters' cookie recipes
California's professional firefighters showed off their considerable cooking talents in a third annual "milk and cookies" recipe contest - and the winners' cookie recipes are now available to all cooks in the 2006 Milk and Cookies Calendar.

Pumpkin-cider stew returns gourd to table

Calendar offers selection of firefighters' cookie recipes
California's professional firefighters showed off their considerable cooking talents in a third annual "milk and cookies" recipe contest - and the winners' cookie recipes are now available to all cooks in the 2006 Milk and Cookies Calendar.

Calendar offers selection of firefighters' cookie recipes

Cod, a feast for fall

Cod, a feast for fall
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - A favorite of the New England Atlantic coast, cod is lean, flaky, and delicate. Seafood lovers and fish novices alike enjoy its mild flavor and tender bite.

Pumpkin-cider stew returns gourd to table
Because we're moving into a pumpkin time of year, here's a recipe for a savory pumpkin-cider stew in which edible pumpkins replace the traditional potatoes. Yet, for all its substance and flavor, a serving of this hearty dish has only about 8 grams of fat.

Two Ga. Southern basketball players shot at bar
STATESBORO, Ga. - Three men are in custody after two Georgia Southern basketball players were shot early Sunday morning after an apparent argument at a bar.

Two Ga. Southern basketball players shot at bar
STATESBORO, Ga. - Three men are in custody after two Georgia Southern basketball players were shot early Sunday morning after an apparent argument at a bar.

Tech relishes another home game
ATLANTA - Nothing can lift the mood of Georgia Tech's football team faster than the approach of another Thursday night game - a novelty in the early 1990s now regarded as a tradition for the Yellow Jackets.

Tech relishes another home game
ATLANTA - Nothing can lift the mood of Georgia Tech's football team faster than the approach of another Thursday night game - a novelty in the early 1990s now regarded as a tradition for the Yellow Jackets.

Two Ga. Southern basketball players shot at bar

Tech relishes another home game

Ripken group brings larger staff to team
Four new faces popped out of the cubicles Monday at the Augusta GreenJackets' office.

Ripken group brings larger staff to team
Four new faces popped out of the cubicles Monday at the Augusta GreenJackets' office.

An elite field on public domain
SAN FRANCISCO - For much of the last three decades, it was difficult to see Harding Park as anything but a tattered municipal golf course taking up valuable property along Lake Merced.

An elite field on public domain

An elite field on public domain
SAN FRANCISCO - For much of the last three decades, it was difficult to see Harding Park as anything but a tattered municipal golf course taking up valuable property along Lake Merced.

Ripken group brings larger staff to team

Red Devils' defense has dominated

Red Devils' defense has dominated
WHO'S HOT: Lincoln County. After three straight wins, Lincoln County (3-3) becomes the second team to make an appearance in both the who's hot and who's not sections.

Red Devils' defense has dominated
WHO'S HOT: Lincoln County. After three straight wins, Lincoln County (3-3) becomes the second team to make an appearance in both the who's hot and who's not sections.

Thrashers GM hopes to meet with Kovalchuk
ATLANTA - Ilya Kovalchuk will be in Atlanta this week to see his new daughter, and the Thrashers hope they can meet with their holdout forward during his visit.

Hockey's greatest player turns to coaching

Hockey's greatest player turns to coaching
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Wayne Gretzky was lured to coaching by the most basic reason: a love of the game.

Thrashers GM hopes to meet with Kovalchuk
ATLANTA - Ilya Kovalchuk will be in Atlanta this week to see his new daughter, and the Thrashers hope they can meet with their holdout forward during his visit.

Thrashers GM hopes to meet with Kovalchuk

Hockey's greatest player turns to coaching
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Wayne Gretzky was lured to coaching by the most basic reason: a love of the game.

African flavors come through in stew
My introduction to Moroccan fare was an evening spent sitting on plump floor pillows while platters of steaming delicacies were placed before me on a low table at The Imperial Fez in Atlanta.

African flavors come through in stew
My introduction to Moroccan fare was an evening spent sitting on plump floor pillows while platters of steaming delicacies were placed before me on a low table at The Imperial Fez in Atlanta.

African flavors come through in stew

It's about time we praise lazy people's contributions
One of my co-workers was chiding an associate the other day for being "lazy." She said it with an accusatory tone that implied laziness was a bad thing.

It's about time we praise lazy people's contributions
One of my co-workers was chiding an associate the other day for being "lazy." She said it with an accusatory tone that implied laziness was a bad thing.

Does private entity need public land?
It is really nice of our elite Columbia County Commission to give some of our land to the Family Y so they can put a fine, huge, new facility on our land. Ruth C. Tewes, Martinez

Article on loans missed the mark

Tarver will serve everyone well
Reggie Williams tipped his hat to newly elected state Sen. Ed Tarver as being a man of honesty and integrity in a letter to The Chronicle on Sept. 28 ("Race, class can affect elections"). Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Does private entity need public land?

Aiken County TIF plan must be stopped
The Aiken County Council is considering a Tax Increment Finance ("TIF") proposal for two residential development projects between Aiken and Graniteville. Dick Smith, Aiken, S.C.

Riverwalk area looks deplorable

Bring bad pet caretakers to heel

Article on loans missed the mark
On the heels of recent distorted reports in this publication about a special post-9-11 loan guarantee program administered by the Small Business Administration ("9-11 money went to many not in need," Sept. 9), it's time for a reality check.Hector V. Barreto, Washington, D.C.

Complacency is the enemy of progress
Another election season looms in Richmond County. Chances are, once again the election results will be determined by a small percentage of voters.Brian Green, Augusta

Schools aren't playpens for kids
It seems from all of the whining about the two "snow days" enjoyed by local schools - at the governor's request - we have finally uncovered what the public really thinks about education: Justen Wonderly, Augusta

What will consolidation cost?

Riverwalk area looks deplorable
I recently took a walk at Riverwalk Augusta. I was appalled by the condition of the entire area around the fountain, and the drive to the parking areas was ridiculous - ruts, holes, uneven surfaces, dirty roads and trash.Richard E Howard, Martinez

What will consolidation cost?
I found the recent article by Preston Sparks ("Merger, bond could be linked") to be very interesting and informative.Bob Cipperly, Evans

Does private entity need public land?
It is really nice of our elite Columbia County Commission to give some of our land to the Family Y so they can put a fine, huge, new facility on our land. Ruth C. Tewes, Martinez

Bush is more pitied than hated
Floyd Brown's Oct. 3 letter sings the standard refrain about Bush-haters. It's a common theme in letters to the editor in the newspapers I read from Aiken, Augusta, and Columbia. Greg Weis, Aiken, S.C.

Aiken County TIF plan must be stopped
The Aiken County Council is considering a Tax Increment Finance ("TIF") proposal for two residential development projects between Aiken and Graniteville. Dick Smith, Aiken, S.C.

Riverwalk area looks deplorable
I recently took a walk at Riverwalk Augusta. I was appalled by the condition of the entire area around the fountain, and the drive to the parking areas was ridiculous - ruts, holes, uneven surfaces, dirty roads and trash.Richard E Howard, Martinez

What will consolidation cost?
I found the recent article by Preston Sparks ("Merger, bond could be linked") to be very interesting and informative.Bob Cipperly, Evans

Bring bad pet caretakers to heel
Recently, I was enjoying a run with my dog on a leash on Walton Way - a great way to relieve stress and wind down after a day at work.Holly McCormick, Augusta

Complacency is the enemy of progress
Another election season looms in Richmond County. Chances are, once again the election results will be determined by a small percentage of voters.Brian Green, Augusta

Aiken County TIF plan must be stopped

Bush is more pitied than hated
Floyd Brown's Oct. 3 letter sings the standard refrain about Bush-haters. It's a common theme in letters to the editor in the newspapers I read from Aiken, Augusta, and Columbia. Greg Weis, Aiken, S.C.

Bush is more pitied than hated

Schools aren't playpens for kids
It seems from all of the whining about the two "snow days" enjoyed by local schools - at the governor's request - we have finally uncovered what the public really thinks about education: Justen Wonderly, Augusta

Tarver will serve everyone well
Reggie Williams tipped his hat to newly elected state Sen. Ed Tarver as being a man of honesty and integrity in a letter to The Chronicle on Sept. 28 ("Race, class can affect elections"). Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Tarver will serve everyone well

Article on loans missed the mark
On the heels of recent distorted reports in this publication about a special post-9-11 loan guarantee program administered by the Small Business Administration ("9-11 money went to many not in need," Sept. 9), it's time for a reality check.Hector V. Barreto, Washington, D.C.

Complacency is the enemy of progress

Schools aren't playpens for kids

Bring bad pet caretakers to heel
Recently, I was enjoying a run with my dog on a leash on Walton Way - a great way to relieve stress and wind down after a day at work.Holly McCormick, Augusta

Living briefs

Wireless projects replace wires downed by Katrina

A cheerful Jefferson is on new nickel

Health and fitness calendar

Living briefs

New fashions embrace desire to show off pregnant bellies

Cartoonist mixed fact, fiction in 'Calvin'

Study: TV time a big predictor of obesity in children

Seniors calendar

A cheerful Jefferson is on new nickel
WASHINGTON - After nearly 100 years of depicting presidents in somber profiles on the nation's coins, the Mint is trying something different: The new nickel features Thomas Jefferson, facing forward, with the hint of a smile.

Living briefs
If you're pregnant, you might notice your beauty marks growing along with your belly.

Living briefs
If you're pregnant, you might notice your beauty marks growing along with your belly.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Wireless projects replace wires downed by Katrina
Hours after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast and knocked out telecommunications across much of the region, Mac Dearman visited shelters in northern Louisiana to connect telephones.

Study: TV time a big predictor of obesity in children
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Like many kids, Jesse Drysdale hits the couch and television remote - grabbing some snacks and something to drink - when he gets home after junior high school each day.

A cheerful Jefferson is on new nickel
WASHINGTON - After nearly 100 years of depicting presidents in somber profiles on the nation's coins, the Mint is trying something different: The new nickel features Thomas Jefferson, facing forward, with the hint of a smile.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Cartoonist mixed fact, fiction in 'Calvin'
In 1995, at the height of Calvin and Hobbes' popularity, Bill Watterson called it quits, pulling the plug on a comic strip read in more than 2,400 newspapers and beloved by millions.

New fashions embrace desire to show off pregnant bellies
There's an adage among the beautiful set: If you've got it, flaunt it.

Cartoonist mixed fact, fiction in 'Calvin'
In 1995, at the height of Calvin and Hobbes' popularity, Bill Watterson called it quits, pulling the plug on a comic strip read in more than 2,400 newspapers and beloved by millions.

Living briefs
As the weather turns cooler, it becomes time to think about chapped lips.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Study: TV time a big predictor of obesity in children
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Like many kids, Jesse Drysdale hits the couch and television remote - grabbing some snacks and something to drink - when he gets home after junior high school each day.

Wireless projects replace wires downed by Katrina
Hours after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast and knocked out telecommunications across much of the region, Mac Dearman visited shelters in northern Louisiana to connect telephones.

New fashions embrace desire to show off pregnant bellies
There's an adage among the beautiful set: If you've got it, flaunt it.

Living briefs
As the weather turns cooler, it becomes time to think about chapped lips.

Team's top scorer is back on roster
Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson began filling his training camp roster thinking that center Jamie Johnson would not be returning.

Team's top scorer is back on roster
Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson began filling his training camp roster thinking that center Jamie Johnson would not be returning.

Team's top scorer is back on roster

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day
Kallie Nicole Lane is today's Kid of the Day.

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Legislative leader, family man dies

Greenery planned on three medians
Columbia County planners say they hope Furys Ferry Road will become more aesthetically pleasing, one median at a time.

Science building almost finished

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A Columbus police officer was charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, the third Columbus officer arrested this year.

Limited supply slows flu-shot demand
Lovell Cooper offered her arm up and Frances Aycock stuck it. Getting a flu shot proved much easier this year for Mrs. Cooper than last.

Across the area
A woman who was found dead in her trash can Saturday died of "positional asphyxiation," Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said.

Correction

Georgia job growth falls behind nation

Friends in politics, music praise Howard

Medic 1st to wear badge

Graniteville mills begin 350 layoffs

Across South Carolina

News you can use

Music festival will honor James Brown

Death-row inmate refuses further appeals
AIKEN - Hastings Arthur Wise's tenancy on South Carolina's death row might be nearing an end.

Heating cost increase 'on the horizon'

North Augusta budget holds no tax increase
NORTH AUGUSTA - At Monday's city council meeting, the city proposed a 2006 budget of almost $25.3 million, which will keep the tax rate at the same level for the 14th straight year.

Evans' new Target ready for business

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A Columbus police officer was charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, the third Columbus officer arrested this year.

Greek houses sought by UGA

ASU students drive less as gas prices rise
The thought of riding on a motorcycle used to scare Augusta State University student Shannon Bruckner.

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON - Clemson University researchers want to hear from freshmen on campus about the situations that lead them to drink heavily in order to develop intervention programs to curb alcohol abuse.

Georgia's first lady focuses on kids

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a $20 million federal grant to set up one of seven national cancer research centers.

Burke pleads guilty, avoids death penalty

Across the area
Authorities responded to a report of gunfire exchanged between two vehicles on the Aiken-Augusta Highway on Tuesday night, Aiken County sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank said.

Grantham says campaign sign law goes unenforced

News you can use
As part of the First Family's 2nd Annual Family Fitness Challenge, all South Carolinians and Georgians are invited to a fall bike ride Sunday.

Graniteville is free from spill contaminants

Kid of the Day
Kalei Bowser is today's Kid of the Day.

Across Georgia

Science building almost finished
ATHENS, Ga. - Five years after the sudden death of U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, a 140,000-square-foot science building named after him is nearing completion on the University of Georgia campus.

North Augusta budget holds no tax increase
NORTH AUGUSTA - At Monday's city council meeting, the city proposed a 2006 budget of almost $25.3 million, which will keep the tax rate at the same level for the 14th straight year.

Rants and Raves
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Greek houses sought by UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia could pay more than $1 million for five fraternity houses on South Lumpkin Street, maybe a lot more.

Georgia job growth falls behind nation
ATLANTA - Georgia's job growth is ranked among the 10 worst in the country, and the industries adding jobs the fastest don't pay enough to afford the median-priced home, according to a quarterly economic report released Tuesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Legislative leader, family man dies
State Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday of a massive heart attack, was a statesman, a gentleman, a wise counselor and a wonderful husband and father, say those who knew him best.

Heating cost increase 'on the horizon'
ATLANTA - Georgians can't escape the fact that they will see significantly higher heating bills this year, industry experts and state officials said Tuesday.

Across Georgia

Partnership with YMCA approved amid concerns
Columbia County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday night to pursue a public-private partnership with the Family Y for the construction of a facility at Blanchard Woods, which will become the county's largest park.

Correction
- An article about Joel Sonnenberg in The Augusta Chronicle's Religion section Saturday misidentified the location of an accident that critically burned him.

Elections to be held together
The special election to replace the late Georgia Rep. Henry L. Howard will be held on Election Day after all.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Medic 1st to wear badge
Continuing to treat detainees at a U.S. military prison in Iraq despite a mortar that fell only a few yards away was just part of his job and just part of being human, Master Sgt. David Allegretti said.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Grantham says campaign sign law goes unenforced
An Augusta commissioner has suggested a use for the vacant Regency Mall: Use it to store political signs confiscated from public rights of way.

Legislative leader, family man dies
State Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday of a massive heart attack, was a statesman, a gentleman, a wise counselor and a wonderful husband and father, say those who knew him best.

Craig: Retail isn't enough to power Augusta economy
Danny Craig wants Augusta and Richmond County to get more OPM - Other People's Money.

Speed, curves contribute to fatal wrecks
The tempting straightaways and generally open traffic lanes of River Watch Parkway are more dangerous than they look, traffic officers say, and recent fatalities underscore their message to take things slow.

Candidates seek support of group
Whether to pass a much-debated sales tax package or put new leadership on the Augusta Commission were among the issues raised by candidates in a forum Tuesday night.

News you can use

Music festival will honor James Brown
The 50th anniversary of James Brown's first major hit, Please, Please Please, will not go unnoticed in Augusta.

Across the area

Graniteville is free from spill contaminants
GRANITEVILLE - Graniteville residents can breath easy, say officials of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Kid of the Day

ASU students drive less as gas prices rise
The thought of riding on a motorcycle used to scare Augusta State University student Shannon Bruckner.

Limited supply slows flu-shot demand

Speed, curves contribute to fatal wrecks
The tempting straightaways and generally open traffic lanes of River Watch Parkway are more dangerous than they look, traffic officers say, and recent fatalities underscore their message to take things slow.

PTA waits on parents, hand and foot

Graniteville mills begin 350 layoffs
GRANITEVILLE - Avondale Mills Inc. officials announced Tuesday that 350 employees will be laid off, a move that comes after months of coping with the aftermath of a January chlorine spill that corroded some of its key textile plants.

ASU students drive less as gas prices rise

Evans' new Target ready for business
The traffic on at least one stretch of Washington Road in Evans should be a little busier than normal today.

Kid of the Day

News you can use
As part of the First Family's 2nd Annual Family Fitness Challenge, all South Carolinians and Georgians are invited to a fall bike ride Sunday.

Elections to be held together

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON - Clemson University researchers want to hear from freshmen on campus about the situations that lead them to drink heavily in order to develop intervention programs to curb alcohol abuse.

Speed, curves contribute to fatal wrecks

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a $20 million federal grant to set up one of seven national cancer research centers.

Across the area

Across the area
Authorities responded to a report of gunfire exchanged between two vehicles on the Aiken-Augusta Highway on Tuesday night, Aiken County sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank said.

Candidates seek support of group

Burke pleads guilty, avoids death penalty
After more than 17 months in police custody, Ronald F. Burke finally admitted he murdered Tamara Dunstan, killing her unborn child in the process. On Monday, he began a life sentence without parole.

Correction
- An article about Joel Sonnenberg in The Augusta Chronicle's Religion section Saturday misidentified the location of an accident that critically burned him.

Limited supply slows flu-shot demand
Lovell Cooper offered her arm up and Frances Aycock stuck it. Getting a flu shot proved much easier this year for Mrs. Cooper than last.

PTA waits on parents, hand and foot
Principal Verma Curtis had vowed to boost parent participation at East Augusta Middle School. And she did.

Georgia's first lady focuses on kids
Georgia first lady Mary Perdue issued a "challenge and a charge" Monday, telling an Augusta audience to get involved in the lives of children.

Kid of the Day
Kallie Nicole Lane is today's Kid of the Day.

Music festival will honor James Brown
The 50th anniversary of James Brown's first major hit, Please, Please Please, will not go unnoticed in Augusta.

Burke pleads guilty, avoids death penalty
After more than 17 months in police custody, Ronald F. Burke finally admitted he murdered Tamara Dunstan, killing her unborn child in the process. On Monday, he began a life sentence without parole.

Grantham says campaign sign law goes unenforced
An Augusta commissioner has suggested a use for the vacant Regency Mall: Use it to store political signs confiscated from public rights of way.

Friends in politics, music praise Howard
The loss of state Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday, will be felt from Augusta to Atlanta, business, political and civic leaders said.

Partnership with YMCA approved amid concerns
Columbia County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday night to pursue a public-private partnership with the Family Y for the construction of a facility at Blanchard Woods, which will become the county's largest park.

Georgia's first lady focuses on kids
Georgia first lady Mary Perdue issued a "challenge and a charge" Monday, telling an Augusta audience to get involved in the lives of children.

Candidates seek support of group
Whether to pass a much-debated sales tax package or put new leadership on the Augusta Commission were among the issues raised by candidates in a forum Tuesday night.

PTA waits on parents, hand and foot
Principal Verma Curtis had vowed to boost parent participation at East Augusta Middle School. And she did.

Heating cost increase 'on the horizon'
ATLANTA - Georgians can't escape the fact that they will see significantly higher heating bills this year, industry experts and state officials said Tuesday.

Greenery planned on three medians
Columbia County planners say they hope Furys Ferry Road will become more aesthetically pleasing, one median at a time.

Georgia job growth falls behind nation
ATLANTA - Georgia's job growth is ranked among the 10 worst in the country, and the industries adding jobs the fastest don't pay enough to afford the median-priced home, according to a quarterly economic report released Tuesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Greek houses sought by UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia could pay more than $1 million for five fraternity houses on South Lumpkin Street, maybe a lot more.

Science building almost finished
ATHENS, Ga. - Five years after the sudden death of U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, a 140,000-square-foot science building named after him is nearing completion on the University of Georgia campus.

News you can use
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Medic 1st to wear badge
Continuing to treat detainees at a U.S. military prison in Iraq despite a mortar that fell only a few yards away was just part of his job and just part of being human, Master Sgt. David Allegretti said.

Across the area
A woman who was found dead in her trash can Saturday died of "positional asphyxiation," Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said.

Elections to be held together
The special election to replace the late Georgia Rep. Henry L. Howard will be held on Election Day after all.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Army sergeant killed by a sniper in Iraq last month has been buried with military honors.

Kid of the Day
Kalei Bowser is today's Kid of the Day.

Death-row inmate refuses further appeals

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Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Army sergeant killed by a sniper in Iraq last month has been buried with military honors.

Greenery planned on three medians

Craig: Retail isn't enough to power Augusta economy
Danny Craig wants Augusta and Richmond County to get more OPM - Other People's Money.

North Augusta budget holds no tax increase

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Death-row inmate refuses further appeals
AIKEN - Hastings Arthur Wise's tenancy on South Carolina's death row might be nearing an end.

Evans' new Target ready for business
The traffic on at least one stretch of Washington Road in Evans should be a little busier than normal today.

Craig: Retail isn't enough to power Augusta economy

Friends in politics, music praise Howard
The loss of state Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday, will be felt from Augusta to Atlanta, business, political and civic leaders said.

Partnership with YMCA approved amid concerns

Country star says baby isn't his
NEW YORK - Chris Cagle was excited about becoming a new dad, only to learn after the baby was born that he isn't the father.

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has high expectations

Hip-hop or Sinatra? It's often up to the anesthesiologist

Hip-hop or Sinatra? It's often up to the anesthesiologist
CHICAGO - General anesthesia or local? Hip-hop or Sinatra? These are among the decisions facing Dr. Frank Gentile in his double-duty job as anesthesiologist and self-styled DJ of the OR.

Country star says baby isn't his
NEW YORK - Chris Cagle was excited about becoming a new dad, only to learn after the baby was born that he isn't the father.

Hip-hop or Sinatra? It's often up to the anesthesiologist
CHICAGO - General anesthesia or local? Hip-hop or Sinatra? These are among the decisions facing Dr. Frank Gentile in his double-duty job as anesthesiologist and self-styled DJ of the OR.

Country star says baby isn't his

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has high expectations
It seems Nickelback's recent runaway success has given lead singer Chad Kroeger a bit of an identity crisis.

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has high expectations
It seems Nickelback's recent runaway success has given lead singer Chad Kroeger a bit of an identity crisis.

Carolina escapes with home victory

Wahle getting used to seeing Packers on opposite sideline

Falcons' Vick to start vs. Patriots

Blame Favre for Carolina's near collapse

Mrs. Ella Mae Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Jordan    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Arsey "Bill" Corley    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Noonan    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Bill Marable    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertrude Broyles    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich    (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Buford Franklin Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Michael G. Newton    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Oliphant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie D. Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eydie Roberts    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Marie Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Anne Hirsch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Michael D. Webster    (ROME, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Marie Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Ford    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur E. Clark    (ELYRIA, Ohio)

Mrs. Rosalie E. Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl B. Barwick, Sr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Davis    (KITE, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Anne Hirsch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Cunningham Scholly    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buford F. Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Noonan    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Willie Humphrey    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. James H. Fambrough    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Griffin, Jr.    (HICKORY, N.C.)

Mr. Clifford E. Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Jerome Hutson    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Earl B. Barwick, Sr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie Campbell    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Borum    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Barron    (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Presley E. Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Jordan    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich    (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. R.C. Jordan    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton McCladdie, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Marable    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dea. Gerald F. Hay, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Susie M. Lowe    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Huzlee Gilchrist    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Forstner    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Borum    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Griffin, Jr.    (HICKORY, N.C.)

Mr. Buford F. Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buford Franklin Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Cunningham Scholly    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James H. Fambrough    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Davis    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford E. Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosalie E. Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Campbell    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Claude M. Beggs    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Ford    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Barron    (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Humphrey    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Jerome Hutson    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Audrey Webster    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Marable    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Presley E. Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton McCladdie, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Marable    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Newton    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Susie M. Lowe    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Oliphant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. R.C. Jordan    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Ms. Eydie Roberts    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Dea. Gerald F. Hay, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Huzlee Gilchrist    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Dr. Michael D. Webster    (ROME, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Forstner    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Arsey "Bill" Corley    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertrude Broyles    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Claude M. Beggs    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Webster    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie D. Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James H. Fambrough (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. R.C. Jordan (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosalie E. Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Allen Jerome Hutson (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Flournoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Dr. Michael D. Webster (ROME, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Barron (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Willie Humphrey (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford E. Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Newton (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Forstner (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Claude M. Beggs (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Cunningham Scholly (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Jordan (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Buford F. Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Griffin, Jr. (HICKORY, N.C.)

Ms. Eydie Roberts (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur E. Clark (ELYRIA, Ohio)

Mrs. Agnes Ford (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Arsey "Bill" Corley (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Dugar (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. James R. Borum (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Webster (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Oliphant (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Susie M. Lowe (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Marable (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Presley E. Myers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Earl B. Barwick, Sr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton McCladdie, Sr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Broyles (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Dea. Gerald F. Hay, Sr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Noonan (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Johnny Radford (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Marable (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Marie Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Huzlee Gilchrist (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie D. Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buford Franklin Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Anne Hirsch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Campbell (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Davis (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Kim has found a passion for sport

Overtime

Paine is knocked from its pedestal

Paine is knocked from its pedestal
Sarah Lobstein's spikes have a thunderous sound about them.

Overtime
Top-ranked USC Aiken and senior Scott Brown were repeat winners in the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga.

Paine is knocked from its pedestal
Sarah Lobstein's spikes have a thunderous sound about them.

Kim has found a passion for sport
Annie Kim felt burned out. Ultimately, she decided to run cross country in college.

Overtime
Top-ranked USC Aiken and senior Scott Brown were repeat winners in the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga.

Kim has found a passion for sport
Annie Kim felt burned out. Ultimately, she decided to run cross country in college.

Wahle getting used to seeing Packers on opposite sideline
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Wahle liked being one of the guys charged with protecting Green Bay's future Hall of Fame quarterback. That's what made it so hard to leave the Packers in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.

Carolina escapes with home victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic - just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from their worst start in 17 years.

Carolina escapes with home victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic - just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from their worst start in 17 years.

Wahle getting used to seeing Packers on opposite sideline
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Wahle liked being one of the guys charged with protecting Green Bay's future Hall of Fame quarterback. That's what made it so hard to leave the Packers in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.

Falcons' Vick to start vs. Patriots
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick is expected to start against New England this week after an MRI confirmed Monday that he did not seriously injure his right knee Sunday in Atlanta's victory over Minnesota.

Blame Favre for Carolina's near collapse
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers were building a comfortable lead against Green Bay, but coach John Fox didn't dare let his team back down. Not with Brett Favre in the game.

Falcons' Vick to start vs. Patriots
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick is expected to start against New England this week after an MRI confirmed Monday that he did not seriously injure his right knee Sunday in Atlanta's victory over Minnesota.

Blame Favre for Carolina's near collapse
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers were building a comfortable lead against Green Bay, but coach John Fox didn't dare let his team back down. Not with Brett Favre in the game.

Sid Caesar marvels at technology with DVDs
LOS ANGELES - Sid Caesar sounds a bit bemused by the technology that has allowed his classic TV shows to reach a new generation via DVD.

Sid Caesar marvels at technology with DVDs
LOS ANGELES - Sid Caesar sounds a bit bemused by the technology that has allowed his classic TV shows to reach a new generation via DVD.

Two weeks into fall season, juggling begins
NEW YORK - Two weeks into a new TV season and the juggling of schedules has already begun, except at quick-starting ABC and CBS.

Disrupting stereotypes on 'Twins'
LOS ANGELES - Melanie Griffith isn't having an easy morning on the set of the WB's new series "Twins." Adjusting to the constant script rewriting typical of sitcoms can be difficult for someone new to the genre.

Two weeks into fall season, juggling begins
NEW YORK - Two weeks into a new TV season and the juggling of schedules has already begun, except at quick-starting ABC and CBS.

Two weeks into fall season, juggling begins

Disrupting stereotypes on 'Twins'

Sid Caesar marvels at technology with DVDs

Disrupting stereotypes on 'Twins'
LOS ANGELES - Melanie Griffith isn't having an easy morning on the set of the WB's new series "Twins." Adjusting to the constant script rewriting typical of sitcoms can be difficult for someone new to the genre.

People in the News

Jagger denies reports of Stones rift over his girlfriend

Benigni's new film focuses on war in Iraq

People in the News

Study: Films ignore negative consequences

'Dogs players mum on flag incident in '04
It's no surprise that a picture of defensive back Jason Allen planting a Tennessee flag at the midfield 'G' of Sanford Stadium after last year's 19-14 Volunteers' win over Georgia has made its way to the bulletin board inside the Bulldogs' locker room this week.

Georgia win would break Vols' record
ATHENS, Ga. - Before Mark Richt arrived at Georgia, a generation had passed since the Bulldogs had left Knoxville, Tenn., as winners.

'Dogs players mum on flag incident in '04

Georgia win would break Vols' record

Georgia win would break Vols' record
ATHENS, Ga. - Before Mark Richt arrived at Georgia, a generation had passed since the Bulldogs had left Knoxville, Tenn., as winners.

'Dogs players mum on flag incident in '04
It's no surprise that a picture of defensive back Jason Allen planting a Tennessee flag at the midfield 'G' of Sanford Stadium after last year's 19-14 Volunteers' win over Georgia has made its way to the bulletin board inside the Bulldogs' locker room this week.

Spurrier's job harder after Auburn loss

Spurrier's job harder after Auburn loss
COLUMBIA, S.C. - These days when Steve Spurrier wants to remember winning football, he'll look at his championship trophies and plaques.

Spurrier's job harder after Auburn loss
COLUMBIA, S.C. - These days when Steve Spurrier wants to remember winning football, he'll look at his championship trophies and plaques.

Now an ace can lead to bright future
There are perks that come with making a hole-in-one - aside, of course, from having the information printed in the local newspaper.

Now an ace can lead to bright future
There are perks that come with making a hole-in-one - aside, of course, from having the information printed in the local newspaper.

Displaced teens cope with new homes, schools
A little more than a month ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In what has been considered the nation's worst natural disaster, thousands died and tens of thousands, including teenagers, have been left without homes and schools.

After Katrina, victims strong amid damage
The weekend of Sept 23, I helped with a Hurricane Katrina relief mission trip along with 75 faculty members and students from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

Displaced teens cope with new homes, schools

Girl's decision to end relationship is justified

Volunteers can help ease suffering
Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorists use planes as missiles and blow up the World Trade Center towers. More than 3,000 killed.

After Katrina, victims strong amid damage

After Katrina, victims strong amid damage
The weekend of Sept 23, I helped with a Hurricane Katrina relief mission trip along with 75 faculty members and students from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

4-1-1

Volunteers can help ease suffering
Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorists use planes as missiles and blow up the World Trade Center towers. More than 3,000 killed.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.:

Displaced teens cope with new homes, schools
A little more than a month ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In what has been considered the nation's worst natural disaster, thousands died and tens of thousands, including teenagers, have been left without homes and schools.

4-1-1
This intelligent pop band is in top form on their latest release, The Invisible Invasion. The six-piece group (all lads) was formed in Hoylake, England in 1996, when the members were barely teenagers, and critics seem to agree their many years of playing together has enriched all their efforts so far.

Girl's decision to end relationship is justified
I broke up with my boyfriend because he and his ex-girlfriend are too close of friends for me.

Question of the week
Q: At what age should parents start discussing sex and sexuality with their children?

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.:

Girl's decision to end relationship is justified
I broke up with my boyfriend because he and his ex-girlfriend are too close of friends for me.

Group helps pupils develop, improve acting skills
Every second Saturday, middle school and high school pupils from around Aiken and Augusta come to the Aiken Community Playhouse for Youth Wing.

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This intelligent pop band is in top form on their latest release, The Invisible Invasion. The six-piece group (all lads) was formed in Hoylake, England in 1996, when the members were barely teenagers, and critics seem to agree their many years of playing together has enriched all their efforts so far.

Xtreme calendar
WANNA TASTE? Sample the city's best food and enjoy live entertainment at the Best of Augusta Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St. The After Bash is scheduled for 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets are $12 advance, $17 at the door. Call 823-3722 or visit www.augustamagazine.com.

Group helps pupils develop, improve acting skills
Every second Saturday, middle school and high school pupils from around Aiken and Augusta come to the Aiken Community Playhouse for Youth Wing.

Audio best

Xtreme calendar
WANNA TASTE? Sample the city's best food and enjoy live entertainment at the Best of Augusta Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St. The After Bash is scheduled for 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets are $12 advance, $17 at the door. Call 823-3722 or visit www.augustamagazine.com.

Group helps pupils develop, improve acting skills

Question of the week
Q: At what age should parents start discussing sex and sexuality with their children?

Volunteers can help ease suffering

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week

Events

Around the block

Fort marks Oktoberfest with fun, food

Reunions

Winter Colony home becomes private club

School lunch menu

Veterans ring in fall with festival

Navy vet tells story of Tuskegee Airmen for freedom series

Group is putting children in motion

Area adult literacy sites

Milestones

This week

Physics students build launchers for competition

Meetings